It’s so easy to become overwhelmed and not come up with a clear plan when there are so many ideas and thoughts running through your mind for a space! Sometimes you just need to put it aside, and give it a break. Most times (at least for me) when I do put it aside, GRAND ideas come to mind, and usually are the best of idea! So I encourage you to do that. If you find yourself becoming stressed because you can’t finalize a plan on either a project or a piece of decor, get away from it for a little and focus on another project you’re doing.
This space has been empty since Peter first moved in. I knew something should go here, but I just couldn’t come up with a good plan for it. Well, last week I was looking on pinterest for some inspiration, something very similar to this popped up, and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with our space! In case you want to check her out, it is Lara Kaighin’s “Miss Fortunately” pinterest board. You won’t be disappointed!
Foremost, I wanted something simple, useful, and pretty of course! But also not overbearing since it’s not a large space. As far as making it useful, I wanted to have an area that our guests can hang their coats and place their shoes as they enter, and we found the solution! I also did not want to spend a fortune, I remembered I still had a gift card for Hobby Lobby, so the next morning I hopped in the car and I went off to the store!
- Sign ($29.99- 40%) = $17.99
- Greenery $4
- Metal plant holder ($9.99-66%) = $3.99
- Wooden peg rack $15.99 ( click here for link)
The bench and pillow, we already had!!!
Everything was easy to hang, and it all fit just perfectly in that little space! I am so thankful my bench fits so well there. I was shooting for a corner basket there originally, but I couldn’t find anything skinny enough while also having some height. On a whim I remembered the white, shabby chic bench in our attic!!!!!!!!!!!! Went and grabbed it, placed it, and was so happy with the look! For now I brought down this pillow, but will probably replace it in the near future, because it’s actually the Christmas accent pillow (in reverse) haha, but who would know?!
Overall, we very happy with the result, and it fills this spot just perfectly! Thanks for reading!!
Add some pops of color and joy to your front porch with care-free pansies.
- You can choose from pre-planted pansy bowls that are ready to be placed on your front porch, deck and/or patio, or you can pick up some packs and create a planter yourself!
- Get them off to a good start by planting them a few inches apart to allow more room, you can use a variety in hanging baskets or as a filler in planters.
- Tip: to allow the roots to grow more stronger, spread the bottom of the plant before placing into the planter.
- Water lightly
- Later on, You can get more, and place the pansies close together to allow a more fuller look (after they are off and growing), you can also add some greens like (leaf lettuce, kale etc.) as a border.
- I do suggest, if freezing temps come, to bring them inside just to prevent from them from dying. (why not be better safe than sorry)
- After pansy season, replace these beauties with summer loving annuals.
Ps. Sorry for the not so pretty brick, after we get back from our vacation, we plan to borrow my parents air compressor, and give this baby a good cleaning!
I am so excited to get my hands in the dirt and start planting more! This year I plan to plant many planters for our deck and plant a big variety of veggies, wildflowers, and sunflowers in our garden! Thanks for reading, have a nice weekend!
While we did not have any plans of purchasing bedroom furniture, as soon as I stepped foot into the entryway at Hobby Lobby, this piece of furniture instantly spoke to me! And that’s how they get you… They put all the goodies up front! A very nice staff member set it aside and so I gave the hubby a ring to see what his thought was, and it was a go!
It was meant to be, because it JUST fit into our trunk! Honestly, we weren’t totally sure where we were going to place it, we had a couple ideas but was not set on anything. Usually I am the type I need to know where it’s going to go before I purchase something bigger, but I knew no matter what this was going to be a piece that we would no regret purchasing. This piece is great for storage and let’s be real… It’s character is awesome! After bringing it home, and talking about what ideas we have in the near future for rooms, we decided our bedroom was the best fit.
While our bedroom holds that rustic feel with walnut wood and color, this piece is also Walnut with black slates on the outside of each drawer. At some point in the near future I would like to redo our bedroom furniture to Antique White and with newly painted hardware to match. Prior, we had a cushioned bench with some cubes for storage, but our new multi-storage piece completed the space so much better! It allowed the space to feel less crowded because of it’s narrow width, but also gave us the storage we needed, which in my book is a SCORE! We had a garland left over from Christmas decorating, as well as some other odds and ends that I recently purchased for our room that we are currently renovating. And because it’s not done yet why not just use them now?! I used multiple items such as: White old books with greens from a local fall festival, and the black metal lantern house from Hobby Lobby, which I love because I can do so many things with it! The candles we already had.
Thanks for Reading friends!!
Above our kitchen sink, we had no good light… It was time to change that!
Previously, the light was a plain rectangular flush mount light, which made for the sink area to feel “empty”, and also gave of very little amounts of light. We easily knew what style of pendent-light that we would want for the space, one to fit in with the style of the entire kitchen. Thanks to Amazon, we found this light for such a good price! Initially our plan was to take away the cabinet piece sitting above the sink to open up that area. After looking into it we realized it would be a lot more work than what we thought, and take away from the feel of that cabinet style. Considering we just started a big project in another room in our home, we left it go, because we think the addition of the light was exactly what that space needed!
The addition of the light was a little tricky… Here is what I mean:
After pulling the previous light out, the hole ended up being larger than the new light’s base.
How did we fix this?
- A back support was added inside of the hole from previous light with 2 small pieces of wood.
- A long rectangular piece of wood was placed to fill the hole left.
- Used a wood filler to patch the outside edges of the board from -step 2-
- A circular hole was made through the center where the wires would be placed.
- Light was installed on the board (light was custom to size, we used 1 cord of 3).
We fell in love with this light because the oil bronze goes really well with the rest of the kitchen, and the gold color on the interior of the light just topped it off! We were not picky whether the light had to give off much or little light because honestly we don’t use it all that often, and either way it would have been much better than what was already there anyway. After the light was put up, it instantly gave a cozy and more farmhouse feel to the space, and that is what we were shooting for!
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I love decorating our front porch, and especially for fall! So I am excited to share this with you!
Pumpkins and lanterns were my big inspiration this year. Driving on back country roads, I loved how people incorporated different types of pumpkins, whether it was big or small, nudgy or smooth, white, green, or off-white, and stack-able! Some mums, cornstalks and straw bales were common. So after much drive-byes of porches filled with pumpkins, I was really excited to get started on our own front porch! I went neutral this year, I added some whites, and greens. You may recognize since the last blog, we have a new accent rug! This rug was purchased at Walmart for a whole $8! I chose this grey rug as it complements our light grey siding with graphite trim. Layered on top is the hello mat in which I find so cozy. I also purchased the beautiful gold lantern for less than $10. I don’t regret purchasing it, as I think it adds a great pop of color against the neutral stacked pumpkins, and I can use it all year round in many spaces. As for the black one, I already had it, so that was easily included in this space.
The warty, green gourd is my FAVORITE! It gives so much character to the space. This gourd was actually bought at a small roadside stand, which if I haven’t told you…. Those are my favorite! Not only do you get deals, but they have a lot of fun stuff and some rockin homemade desserts too! 😉 The mums and pumpkins were gotten at one of my favorite places, the Country Barn located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. When you visit the area, or live in the area and haven’t checked them out, please do so, you won’t regret it! Right now they have endless different pumpkins to choose from, gourds, mums, corn stalks, dried corn, crates, baskets, and inside they have a great selection of scrumptious baked goods, jellies etc.
P.S. I am giving you the real-life picture here! I’m sorry for the “not so pretty” bricks, we plan to power wash them this upcoming spring! And let me tell ya… I cannot wait! There are so many projects I want to get done like: power washing, scrubbing the siding, getting new outdoor lights, repainting the front door and the list goes on…. But , I have to keep telling myself that it’s fine and that it will take time!